Pflueger Progress 1774

Discussion in 'Bamboo, Fiberglass & Classic Reels' started by bulletsnhooks, Jul 13, 2011.

  1. bulletsnhooks Pat Coleman

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    I was looking at couple Pflueger Progress 1774's that were my grandpa's today and was wondering what weight of line would match up with these? I've kinda thought of putting together a small stream outfit with one of them.
  2. Steve Kokita FISHON206

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    Hi Pat,

    I have several of these, I have a 5wt dry line that I use on a 6'8" Lami Glass. You can fish whatever line weight/rod up to 6wt or so. Can't get much backing with heavier lines and the click/pawl drag is about perfect for trout. Go Fish!!
  3. bulletsnhooks Pat Coleman

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    Thanks!!

    I think I have some 5 WT line laying around to put on one...now I need to keep an eye out for a cheap old rod. I also inherited an fiberglass rod that he had one mounted on, but I think it'll just stay mounted on the wall in tribute.

    PC
  4. rockthief Fly fishing = food for my soul

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    you want cheap check out the cult favorite rods from Wright and Mcgill
  5. bulletsnhooks Pat Coleman

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    I ended up finding an Eagle Claw Featherlight to stick it on. Been fishing fishing it for a couple weeks, it may be a cheap set-up, but I have no complaints.
  6. rockthief Fly fishing = food for my soul

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    jjust what I had in mind. Lots of guys enjoy those rods.
  7. Brookie_Hunter aka Dave Hoover

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    I have several W&M/EC Featherlights. They catch fish perfect fine.
  8. bulletsnhooks Pat Coleman

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    They most definately do!! After each of us took a tumble yesterday, I got thinking we need back-ups, so I ordered two more last night.